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The cheapest times to fly from PDX to OAK are

  • January 1st to March 4th
  • May 21st to June 3rd
  • August 20th to November 18th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from PDX to OAK is early December. Prices can be as high as $778 for Sunday flights during late July, or as low as $149 for Tuesday flights around early December.

 

When to Fly to Oakland

Flying from Portland, OR (PDX) to Oakland, CA (OAK) will usually cost between $155 to $306 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early December with an average ticket price of $162. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $501. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $340 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $199 can be considered a good price for a round-trip PDX to OAK flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the PDX to OAK route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

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PDX to OAK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the PDX to OAK flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Portland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.23, which is below average.

 

Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $61 (24%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $188. Return trip prices are from the OAK to PDX flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

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Return Trip Prices by Day

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Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from PDX to OAK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 58 minutes may be realistic.

 

Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from PDX to OAK while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in San Jose, CA

  • 29 miles (47 km) away from OAK
  • Usually 5.29% less expensive than OAK
  • Nonstop flights available

See PDX to SJC flights

 

Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from PDX to OAK? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 6 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Metropolitan Oakland International Airport to Portland International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 544 miles or 875 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from PDX to OAK?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop PDX to OAK flight is about 1 hour 58 minutes.

How many flights go between Portland, OR and Oakland, CA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from PDX to OAK.

 

Airport Location Info

 

Departing Airport

Origination codePDX
Origination airport namePortland International Airport
CityPortland, OR
Countrythe United States
Latitude45.6
Longitude-122.6

Return Airport

Destination codeOAK
Destination airport nameMetropolitan Oakland International Airport
CityOakland, CA
Countrythe United States
Latitude37.7
Longitude-122.2

 

Late and Early Flight Data

Flights from PDX to OAK tend to depart late far less frequently than the average flight. According to our recently updated data, 23% of flights departed 5 or more minutes late, and 6% of flights left 5 or more minutes early. On average you can expect to leave OAK heading for PDX about 5 minutes late. This does not significantly impact arrival time, as the average landing time in Oakland, CA is about 1 minutes early. The numbers below show a recent average of take-off times versus the scheduled departure flight:

  • Southwest: 6 minutes late
  • SkyWest: 3 minutes late
  • Some airlines not reporting

 

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